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International Preparatory Cycle

Junia ISEN Lille
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

International Preparatory Cycle

The program is open to both French and international candidates following successful completion of their high school diploma. Classes are in English: sciences, soft skills, and project management, with more computer science and mechanics options introduced in the second year.

The pathway gives the option of a third year outside France at one of our partner universities, such as Coventry University, and the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree or diploma. Students return to France for their fourth year at Junia HEI or Junia ISEN to earn their Master’s in Engineering. Students also have the option of staying in France during their third year if they prefer.

Advantages of the International Preparatory Cycle

  • All classes are in English
  • Possibility to earn a Bachelor's Degree from a host university
  • Project-based learning and group work
  • Specialization in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering in the second year


Admission requirements

  • Scientific General Baccalaureate or an equivalent international high school diploma
  • Minimum B1 level in English

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Program content

Two Years in France in English

The first two years are taught entirely in English in France. During the first year, students cover common core subjects, including sciences, soft skills and project management.

The second year consolidates this core knowledge and introduces more specialised modules in mechanics and computer science, which are prerequisites for the degree at Coventry.

Possibility to earn a Bachelor's Degree from Host University

Students spend their third year at one of the top-ranked international partner universities, such as Coventry University. At the end of the third year, depending on the partnership, students may be awarded a Bachelor of Science from the host university.

Courses (1st and 2nd year)

  • Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Sensors and Networks
  • Digital Electronics
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Mechanical Design
  • Circuits
  • Electronics
  • Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Project Management
  • Creativity
  • English
  • Business Practices
  • Second Language
  • Internship

IT Specialisation

  • Advanced Programming
  • Software Design
  • Web Development
  • Computer Architecture and Networks
  • IT Team Project
  • Probability and Statistics for Data Analysis
  • Mathematics

Mechanics Specialisation

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Materials for Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Design & Mechanics
  • Mechanical Team Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • EU tuition fees: €8,000 per year (Years 1 and 2)
  • Non-EU tuition fees: €9,150 per year (Years 1 and 2)
  • Tuition fees for the third year are determined by the partner institution


Prospective Bachelor’s Degree from Coventry (or another host) University

Degrees awarded: BSc Informatics or BSc Applied Mechanical Engineering (internationally recognized classification).

Continuing studies

This preparatory cycle gives access to the Junia HEI and Junia ISEN graduate schools of engineering programs.

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About this institute

Junia ISEN Lille

Our school awards the “diplôme d’ingénieur” endorsed by the French accreditation board for engineering (CTI). ISEN Lille offers a multidisciplinary engineering programme in nine different professional scientific fields. The student at ISEN Lille is at the heart of an accessible and...

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Junia ISEN Lille

41 boulevard Vauban
59800 Lille Cedex

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